Police in Wyoming Michigan are on the lookout for a man who used a gun to rob a high school student who was walking to school Tuesday morning.

According to WZZM, the Wyoming student was walking to school in the near the area of Martindale Avenue and Lee Street around 7:30 a.m. He was approached by a man with a gun but was not injured but was obviously bothered by the events that took place.

Police and the district are working together on a full investigation on the robbery while maintaining safety to other students who walk to school. Police will be increasing their presence at all Wyoming schools immediately to further insure students safety when walking to and from school.

A description of the suspect has been released and if you have any information regarding the suspect you are urged to call the police at 616.530.7300 or the Silent Observer at 616.774.2345. The suspect is described as being a white male in his early 20's. He is armed with a handgun and was last scene running on Martindale Avenue heading south towards Burton Street.

The district has supplied student and parents with a list of items to be aware of in regards to walking to school. Below is a checklist:

  • Don't walk alone, always walk in pairs or groups
  • Be aware of your surroundings and do not hesitate to call police regarding any suspicious activity you may see
  • Wear reflective clothing
  • Always walk on sidewalks and use the crosswalks
  • Report safe arrival to school and home to a loved one